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South of Scotland Enterprise Act 2019

Final provisions

Section 24 (Commencement)

57.Section 24 deals with when the Act’s provisions come into effect as a matter of law.

58.The Act’s final provisions (i.e. sections 22 to 25) take effect on 13 July 2019, which is the day after the Bill for the Act received Royal Assent.(1)

59.The rest of the Act’s provisions take effect on the day, or days, appointed by the Scottish Ministers in regulations. Section 23(1) allows the regulations to appoint different days for different purposes. Regulations appointing the day that some or all of the Act’s provisions take effect will be laid before the Scottish Parliament in accordance with section 30 of the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010.


The process for a Bill becoming an Act is set out in section 28 of the Scotland Act 1998.

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